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Coastal and Marine Protected Areas Coastal and Marine Protected Areas
This graphic includes marine protected areas and protected areas with major or minor marine components. This was part of the the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Habitat Conservation Report No. 2.
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Existing and Proposed Protected Areas Existing and Proposed Protected Areas
The areas that were protected in 1996 are shown on a complete map of the circumpolar area of the world along side with the proposed protected areas. The countries inclused in the information are: Canada, Finland, Greenland/Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and USA.
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Protected areas of the Arctic Protected areas of the Arctic
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Habitat Conservation Report No. 2 shows the areas in the Arctic which have been protected by various governmental treaties and declarations (As of 1996 IUCN classification).
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic vegetation zones Arctic vegetation zones
Distribution of major vegetation zones and level of protection in the Arctic is shown based on the percentage of area covered. This is part of a report by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF).
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Arctic region The Arctic region
An in-depth map showing the Arctic region, showing the continuous and discontinuous permafrost lines, the phytogeographic Arctic boundary, the limit of the data that has been provided by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) members and other information.
01 Nov 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Existing and proposed Coastal and Marine protected areas of the Arctic Existing and proposed Coastal and Marine protected areas of the Arctic
Includes Marine Protected Areas and Protected Areas with Major or Minor Marine or Coastal Components. Prepared for the the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Habitat Conservation Report No. 2.
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Arctic region - definitions The Arctic region - definitions
Several definitions of the Arctic, physical temperature boundaries, political boundaries, such as as the CAFF delineation, and the Arctic Circle. Compiled by GRID-Arendal and presented in the CAFF Habitat Conservation Report no.2.
01 Nov 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Iceland - protected areas Iceland - protected areas
In 1996 there was serious proposals to increase the area of protected land in Iceland. This graphic was part of the Habitat Conservation Report number 2, 'Proposed Protected Areas in the Circumpolar Arctic 1996.
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, topography and bathymetry Arctic, topography and bathymetry
(See http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/arctic-topography-and-bathymetry1 for an updated version of this map) The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Tai...
18 Dec 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Extraction activities and disputed areas in the Barents Sea Extraction activities and disputed areas in the Barents Sea
Norway and the Russian federation are currently disagreeing on the exact definition of their respective zones in the Barents Sea. The cause of the dispute is based on the special status that Svalbard has, as an International territory, under Norwegian stewardship - in some ways similar to Antarctica. The disputed is expected to be solved through bilateral agreements. The Barents Sea is currently a hot area for developing new sites for extraction ...
01 Oct 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Projected changes in Arctic pack ice (sea ice minimum extent) Projected changes in Arctic pack ice (sea ice minimum extent)
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic sea ice extent (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090. The projections are based on the models of the IPCC Third Assessment Report (IPCC TAR).
18 Dec 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Barents Region, topography and bathymetry Barents Region, topography and bathymetry
The Barents Region is in the Arctic and covers the area of Western Russia and the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Barents Sea has anaverage depth 230 m, bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian Sea in the west, the island of Svalbard (Norway) in the northwest, and the islands of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya (Russia) in the northeast and east.
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Larsen ice shelf, Antarctic peninsula Larsen ice shelf, Antarctic peninsula
07 Oct 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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South America, southern ice fields South America, southern ice fields
In Southern South America there are primarily three ice fields with major glaciers - the Northern and Southern Patagonian Icefield in the Andes, and then Cordillera Darwin in the very south. All of these are very vulnerable to changes in the climate.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, AMAP and CAFF area Arctic, AMAP and CAFF area
Identifying and defining the Arctic is not necessarily obvious, as this map illustrates. The Arctic Council working groups on conservation and pollution operate with slightly different definitions due to both practical and political reasons.
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, reference map Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, reference map
This map locates two groups of islands, outside continental Alaska - the Pribiliof and Aleutian Islands. These islands are located in the Pacific Ocean and the south end of the Bering Sea in the Arctic, and are a part of the USA.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Antarctica, overview Antarctica, overview
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered in a permanent continental ice. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West Antarctic, and in addition there are shelf ice, extending over the sea water.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Nenets Autonomous Okrug, reference map Nenets Autonomous Okrug, reference map
Nenets Autonomous Okrug is an administrative region in Arctic Northwest Russia, covering some 176000 sq km of tundra and marshland. The capital city of the region is Narian-Mar. Off the coast are parts of the Arctic ocean know as Barents and Kara seas, and the long island in the north west is Novaya Zemlya.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Imports of waste to Switzerland in 1997 Imports of waste to Switzerland in 1997
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in tonnes, imported to Switzerland from other countries in 1997. The amounts are based on import data, and the graphic shows that Switzerland imported waste from primarily other central European countries.
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland in 1997 Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland in 1997
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous waste exported from Switzerland in 1997 according to export data and according to import data, as reported by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. It also shows the amount of waste that was disposed of, and the methods of disposal used, according to both sets of data. The graphic also illustrates the amount and type of material...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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